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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

His campaign advisers had ties to Myanmar baddies

The world is watching in horror as the repressive military regime in Myanmar (also known as Burma) is hampering outside efforts to help its citizens recover from Cyclone Nargis. The regime is so secretive that even the United Nations is finding it difficult learn the full extent of this humanitarian crisis,...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

He chose fund-raising over supporting vets

Last week’s Senate vote on the 21st-Century GI Bill was unusual. The 75-vote vetoproof majority of senators approved long-overdue tuition increases and educational aid for returning veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Those who voted “yea” included Wisconsin’s two senators, Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl . . .
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

His Greendale gaffes on the Iraq war

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain has repeatedly bashed Sen. Barack Obama, his likely rival in November, for the Democrat’s lack of understanding about the Iraq war. But should McCain be pointing fingers?
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

He’s earned the nickname “McSame” for a reason

Back in 2000, when John McCain first ran for president, he was considered a maverick. Back then, he labeled televangelists Pat Robertson and the late Jerry Falwell “agents of intolerance,” was working on campaign finance reform with Democrat Russ Feingold and was viewed as someone who stuck to his principles,...
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The nominee goes nuclear

In the past week, likely Republican nominee John McCain has announced a number of controversial ways to solve this nation’s energy crisis. Along with suggesting offshore drilling and supporting big tax write-offs for big oil, McCain has also called for building up to 100 additional nuclear facilities within the United States.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

His environmental record doesn’t match his voting record

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain has promised to make the United States energy independent so that the country can reduce its dependence on foreign fossil fuels and rely on cleaner, greener technologies for our cars, homes and economy.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Mass transit won’t be an option

Likely Republican nominee John McCain’s recent rollout of his plan to make the United States energy-independent— the Lexington Project— included offshore drilling, a $300 million reward for a next-gen car battery, and big handouts to nuclear power and coal companies.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Are We at a Turning Point or Another Stalemate?

Is this it? Five-plus years after the United States’ invasion of Iraq and two years after Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold first called for a troop-withdrawal timetable, the U.S. may be shifting its military and diplomatic strategy in the Middle East. Maybe.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

Issue: The Paid Sick Days coalition, led by the working women’s group 9to5 Milwaukee, collected more than 42,000 signatures in support of a referendum that will likely be placed on the Nov. 4 ballot. Jerk: On July 16, the conservative syndicated host said this about autistic children: “In 99% of the cases, it’s a brat who hasn’t been told to cut the act out. That’s what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they’re silent? They don’t have a father around to tell them, ‘Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don’t sit there crying and screaming, idiot.’”
Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ziegler, Van Hollen and WMC deliver huge tax bill

The state Supreme Court,state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and the big business lobby Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) handed Wisconsin residents a $350 million tax hike—and gave corpora tions a new tax break. Four justices on the state Supreme Court—Patrick Crooks, David Prosser, Patience Roggensack and Annette Ziegler...

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